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If someone has a drinking problem, how do their friends get them into a program?
May 31, 2005
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I have a friend of a friend who's obviously an alcoholic. No one knows what to say to him. What can I advise my friend to say or do? I told him talking to him won't help, that he has to want to change himself. I even reference my own addiction to nicotine, but he's still not sure how to approach his friend. Any advice?

May 31, 2005
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Unfortunately there's not much that you can do.

The best suggestion I have for you is to attend an Al-anon meeting in your area. It is a free support group for friends and families of alcoholics, located in most communities.

The only other thing I can suggest is to be supportive of and compassionate towards your friend, as he does have a disease.

As difficult as it sounds...let him suffer the consequences of his drinking, whatever they may be, and when he has suffered them enough, he MAY be willing to get help for himself. Only then can you offer support and guide him with the knowledge you have gained from Al-anon and other places such as this site.

Good luck to you, I hope this helped.

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May 31, 2005
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ask him to go to some AA meetings...he will want to do this in order for this to work. There is not much else you can do except offer support, the rest is up to him.

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